The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a compromise VA Choice reform bill. Congress aims to send it to the president before funding runs out in May.
Along with the rest of the industry, Modern Healthcare is eager to hear what President Donald Trump has to say about drug prices. But that's not all we are watching this week.
The U.S. Coast Guard will move to the Defense Department's EHR, which could help streamline access to the records, especially if the VA's contract with Cerner moves forward.
An expansion of the VA Choice program would mean more veterans seeing private providers. But the political debate around aspects of the plan has hindered progress in Congress.
Hospitals would benefit from changes to the VA Choice program under a bill being discussed in the House.
A VHA pilot program hopes to pull patient data from military and commercial electronic health record systems, applications, devices and wearables and send it to a patient's healthcare team in real-time.
The annual defense bill authorized a pilot program to test value-based insurance design for people covered by Tricare, the U.S. Defense Department's health benefits program.
The partnership will allow Berg to examine more than 13,000 tissue samples from breast cancer patients for biomarkers that could boost precision medicine and oncology research alike.
The scheduled initial rollout of the Military Health System's new multibillion-dollar electronic health record system has been delayed, at least for several months. The schedule was "aggressive" and more time was needed to address issues that came up during testing.
UnitedHealthcare will fight to continue providing health coverage for U.S. military members through Tricare after losing out on the Pentagon's 2017 contracts worth up to $58.2 billion to its top competitors.
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded multiyear contracts worth $58 billion to Humana and Centene Corp. to manage Tricare, surprisingly booting incumbent health insurer UnitedHealthcare in the process.
Ascension, the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital system, has provided care to 1,600 military veterans under the new Veterans Choice healthcare program since launching an advertising blitz in 21 of its major markets in March.